Tableau to Power BI: Highlighting with Set Actions

Reading Time: 3 minutes A few months ago, I started a series of posts about “translating” Tableau functionality to Power BI functionality and terminology (FIXED LOD example). Continuing that series, one of the new features in Tableau 2018.3 is the concept of Set Actions, which allows users to build interactivity between sheets on a dashboard. Andy Cotgreave wrote a…

SVG Measures of Any Size in Power BI

Reading Time: 1 minute In the recent webinar Using SVG Images in Power BI, I showcased dynamic SVG measures displayed in the Table and Matrix visuals. Both of those visuals are limited to displaying images in a small grid. I also showed SVG images stored as columns and displayed with the HTML Viewer custom visual, which allowed for a much…

5 Reasons Power BI Users Should Participate in Makeover Monday

Reading Time: 2 minutes Makeover Monday is a weekly social effort to help everyone in the data visualization community. Working primarily from data.world and tweeting with the hashtag #MakeoverMonday, this community strives to steadily improve the quality of data analysis and visualization at the individual and community level. There’s even a new book that grew out of the weekly…

Data Color Reference for Power BI Themes

Reading Time: 3 minutes Power BI now includes eight built-in themes in addition to the countless JSON variations that you could import. If you are interested in the hex color values in order to use them in Power BI or elsewhere, here is a basic quick reference to the built-in themes. I’ve only included the initial eight colors in…

Power BI SVG Image Webinar Recording and Materials

Reading Time: 1 minute Thanks to Charles Sterling from Microsoft for giving me an opportunity to present on the Power BI YouTube channel today! A recording from the hour-long webinar Using SVG Images in Power BI is now available. Thanks for everyone who joined live and who might be interested in viewing the video about building dynamic SVG measures in…

Summary of Recent Cognitive Services Posts

Reading Time: 1 minute Over the summer, a variety of BlueGranite consultants came together to write posts on pre-built AI using Microsoft Cognitive Services. As data professionals, we don’t have solutions or build apps that take advantage of every API, but certain services are extremely useful both for prototyping and long term solutions. The posts are grouped according to…

Use SVG Images in Power BI: Part 3

Reading Time: 3 minutes In addition to using SVG in the HTML Viewer custom visual as outlined in previous posts (Part 1, Part 2), Power BI allows you to work with SVG images as Image URLs. The following technique is available for use with any visual that renders Image URLs as an image. This puts SVG on par with…

Custom Web Fonts in Power BI

Custom Web Fonts and Icons in Power BI

Reading Time: 3 minutes A past post discussed different fonts available for use in Power BI, and I have also showed how to try to expand your font selection with Themes. What if users want more variety? It’s possible to add additional custom fonts using the powerful HTML Viewer custom visual. You might take advantage of this method for a…